3 Key Points:

  • Inaugural Season: The UFL’s first season starts on March 30, 2024.
  • Broadcast Networks: Catch games on FOX, ABC, FS1, and ESPN.
  • Streaming Access: Games also available on ESPN+ and FOX Sports Streaming.

The United Football League (UFL) is launching its first season in 2024, offering a new football experience under the ownership of FOX Sports, Redbird Capital Partners, Dany Garcia, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. If you’re wondering what channels the UFL is on, here’s your comprehensive guide.

Start Date and Duration

The inaugural UFL season commences on March 30, 2024. This 10-week regular season, followed by a two-week playoff, provides 12 weeks of football action, setting the stage for an exciting inaugural season.

Broadcasting Channels

UFL games will be broadcast on several major networks, ensuring wide accessibility. Fans can watch live games on FOX, ABC, FS1, and ESPN. For those preferring to stream, ESPN+ and the FOX Sports Streaming service offer additional platforms to follow the action.

Broadcast schedule for reference:

WeekAway vs Home TeamsTime & Date (EST)Network
1Birmingham Stallions @ Arlington Renegades1:00 PM, Saturday, March 30, 2024Fox
1St. Louis Battlehawks @ Michigan Panthers4:00 PM, Saturday, March 30, 2024Fox
1D.C. Defenders @ San Antonio Brahmas12:00 PM, Sunday, March 31, 2024ESPN
1Memphis Showboats @ Houston Roughnecks3:00 PM, Sunday, March 31, 2024ESPN
2San Antonio Brahmas @ Memphis Showboats12:00 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2024ESPN
2Arlington Renegades @ St. Louis Battlehawks8:00 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2024ABC
2Birmingham Stallions @ Michigan Panthers12:00 PM, Sunday, April 7, 2024ESPN
2Houston Roughnecks @ D.C. Defenders4:00 PM, Sunday, April 7, 2024FOX
3D.C. Defenders @ Arlington Renegades1:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2024ESPN
3Memphis Showboats @ Birmingham Stallions7:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2024Fox
3Houston Roughnecks @ Michigan Panthers12:00 PM, Sunday, April 14, 2024ABC
3St. Louis Battlehawks @ San Antonio Brahmas3:00 PM, Sunday, April 14, 2024ABC
4Memphis Showboats @ St. Louis Battlehawks12:30 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024ABC
4D.C. Defenders @ Birmingham Stallions7:00 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024Fox(y)
4Michigan Panthers @ San Antonio Brahmas7:00 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024Fox(y)
4Arlington Renegades @ Houston Roughnecks2:00 PM, Sunday, April 21, 2024FS1
5San Antonio Brahmas @ Arlington Renegades7:00 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2024Fox
5Birmingham Stallions @ Houston Roughnecks7:00 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2024Fox
5St. Louis Battlehawks @ D.C. Defenders12:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2024ESPN
5Michigan Panthers @ Memphis Showboats3:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2024Fox
6Birmingham Stallions @ Memphis Showboats12:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2024ABC
6Houston Roughnecks @ St. Louis Battlehawks3:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2024Fox
6Arlington Renegades @ Michigan Panthers1:00 PM, Sunday, May 5, 2024Fox
6San Antonio Brahmas @ D.C. Defenders4:00 PM, Sunday, May 5, 2024Fox
7Memphis Showboats @ Arlington Renegades1:00 PM, Saturday, May 11, 2024ESPN
7St. Louis Battlehawks @ Birmingham Stallions4:00 PM, Saturday, May 11, 2024Fox
7Michigan Panthers @ D.C. Defenders12:00 PM, Sunday, May 12, 2024ESPN
7San Antonio Brahmas @ Houston Roughnecks3:00 PM, Sunday, May 12, 2024ESPN
8Memphis Showboats @ Michigan Panthers4:00 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024Fox
8Houston Roughnecks @ Birmingham Stallions8:00 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024ESPN2
8D.C. Defenders @ St. Louis Battlehawks12:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2024ABC
8Arlington Renegades @ San Antonio Brahmas4:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2024Fox
9St. Louis Battlehakws @ Arlington Renegades12:00 PM, Saturday, May 25, 2024ABC
9Birmingham Stallions @ San Antonio Brahmas3:00 PM, Saturday, May 25, 2024ABC
9D.C. Defenders @ Memphis Showboats2:30 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2024Fox
9Michigan Panthers @ Houston Roughnecks2:30 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2024Fox
10Michigan Panthers @ Birmingham Stallions12:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2024ESPN
10San Antonio Brahmas @ St. Louis Battlehawks4:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2024Fox
10Arlington Renegades @ D.C. Defenders12:00 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2024ABC
10Houston Roughnecks @ Memphis Showboats7:00 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2024Fox

(y) = Check local listings for market regionalization

Conference championships on Saturday, June 8, 2024 (ABC) and Sunday, June 9, 2024 (Fox). UFL Championship on Sunday, June 16, 2024 (Fox).

How to Watch UFL 2024 Games Without Cable

Free TV viewers can watch the games over the air live on Fox and ABC. Cable users can watch games on FS1, ESPN or ESPN2. Streaming app users of ESPN + and FOX sports App can watch games.

How can I stream the UFL?

UFL games on FOX and FS1 will be streamed live on the FOX Sports website and the FOX Sports App. Games on ABC and ESPN will be on the ESPN + App. You will able to watch the replays on these apps whenever you want.

Team Composition and Training

The league’s eight teams, comprising five from the XFL and three from the USFL, will begin training on February 23, 2024, in Arlington. This preparation will pave the way for a competitive and engaging season.

Game Schedule

Aligning with traditional football schedules, UFL games are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. This setup follows the popular college and NFL football model, offering fans weekend football entertainment.

What Other Events UFL Will Go Up Against

The UFL season launches as March Madness concludes, filling a perfect slot in the sports calendar. However, it will face competition in April from the Masters Tournament and NFL Draft, and in May, it goes up against the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500. Additionally, the MLB season starts on March 28, overlapping with the UFL’s opening.

The UFL’s first season is set to deliver thrilling football entertainment across multiple channels and streaming services. Mark your calendars for March 30, 2024, and prepare to immerse yourself in the inaugural season of the UFL!

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Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

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